The beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak not only brought a lot of changes to how we go about our daily lives, but it also forced many businesses to work remotely. Now, a few months later, some companies are continuing to do business working from home, but many businesses in the New Jersey area have returned to their offices and facilities.
As life begins to return to normal, it is still crucial to understand and take the necessary precautions to protect your employees and customers from the germs and viruses that could be lingering in your place of business.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can protect your employees and customers from harmful germs, bacteria, and viruses.
Cleaning VS. Disinfecting
The first thing to know is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. “Cleaning” is simply removing dirt and impurities from a surface. Cleaning helps to reduce the number of germs on a surface but it does not kill the germs.
“Disinfecting” actually kills the germs, viruses, and bacteria living on a surface. The surface may not look cleaner but the harmful germs that once lived on it will be dead.
We recommend first cleaning the surface to remove dirt and impurities and then using a disinfectant to kill any remaining germs.
What Disinfectants Should I Use?
There are a variety of disinfectants available. The EPA compiled a CDC approved list of cleaners that effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). For example, Clorox Total 360® Disinfecting Cleaner, Clorox bleach, and Clorox disinfecting wipes are on the CDC’s and EPA’s list.
To get the full list of disinfectant options recommended by the CDC and the EPA, visit their website.
What areas should I disinfect?
Stopping the spread of COVID-19 starts with killing the virus on high-touch areas. There are many surfaces around your business that are frequently touched by numerous employees. We recommend disinfecting those areas first and then moving on to less high-touch areas.
High touch areas include:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Printing equipment
- Trash/recycling bins
- Office supplies
- Drawer handles
- Refrigerator doors
- Sink handles
- Coffee pots
This list may differ depending on the type of business you have. We recommend compiling a thorough list of high-touch areas specific to your business. If you aren’t sure whether something should be added to the list or not, add it just to be safe.
Commercial Disinfecting & Sanitizing in New Jersey
As you can see from the list above, there are many surfaces that need to be thoroughly and effectively disinfected in an office space. Save yourself time, money, and labor by hiring Disinfection Connection, a disinfecting and sanitizing company in the New Jersey area!
We use revolutionary electrostatic technology to deliver Clorox disinfectants and sanitizers onto hard to reach surfaces, including the front, sides, underside, and backside of objects and surfaces, to provide a more efficient and effective cleaning than traditional sanitizing services in New Jersey.